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Young Inspiring Explorers™ Events 2020

We are excited to have two opportunities for New Zealand students in Years 7-9 to apply for. Please read the criteria carefully before you apply to check you are eligible. Due to Covid-19 please note that these events will only run if Canterbury is at Level 1 (or better) and that all participants selected for the events can only attend if their home town is at Level 1 (or better).

Young Inspiring Explorers™  Summit

31 October – 1 November 2020

Want to visit New Zealand’s Gateway to Antarctica and experience a weekend of exploration?

Are you someone who:

  • has a positive attitude
  • has a natural curiosity about the world
  • has a desire to work alongside fellow explorers to learn about the remarkable world we live in
  • has a willingness to share their experience with your community
  • is willing to get out of their comfort zone

Apply now for the 2020 Young Inspiring Explorers™ Summit in partnership with William Pike Challenge.

Hosted in Christchurch, Gateway City to Antarctica this weekend Summit is for students in Years 7-9 who are taking part in the William Pike Challenge or who are at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate.

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Young Inspiring Explorers™ Worsley Weekend

21 -22 November 2020

Frank Worsley was a famous explorer who joined Sir Ernest Shackleton on his incredible adventures in Antarctica more than 100 years ago.

In November this year, Antarctic Heritage Trust is offering 20 students from Canterbury a place on the Worsley Weekend.

The weekend will encourage and inspire 21st century explorers to step outside their comfort zone and face challenges head-on by connecting them to the extraordinary life of Frank Worsley and his most notable feat of navigating the Endurance expedition to safety after the ship was crushed by ice floes on its way to Antarctica.

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Inspiring Explorers kayaking in the Antarctic Peninsula
Penguins, Antarctic Peninsula 2019
Mt Scott Antarctica Inspiring Explorers Expedition 2017
Inspiring Expolrers Expedition Greenland 2018